He inspires. He heartens. He fills the audience with enthusiasm and encourages for reflection. Walter feels confident that we can “electrify” the world with renewable energies. As a successful entrepreneur he leads a highly motivated team and demonstrates that on a daily basis. As a visionary and passionate advocate of the energy transition, Walter sheds light on the past, questions the status quo and – in his very unique and fascinating way – points out to solutions that seems to be achievable and economically viable.
Walter thinks holistically, acts sustainably and sets himself clear goals. This is also reflected in his personal life story.
While still an apprentice, he has set up his own department and succeeded in winning numerous awards with his innovative ideas for the joint family business. Walter’s ingenious Hi-Fi system in his first car was published and praised as “best practice” and a point of reference in numerous specialized media. The company grew significantly between 1996 and 2006 and RED ZAC Kreisel became well known across borders. In 2010, RED ZAC Kreisel received the AERA (Austrian Retailer Award), the most prestigious award in their industry, and was named as “Austria’s Best Specialist Retailer”.
Hello twins! Walter became a father of Theo and Finn. In his talks and lectures, Walter always encourages his audience to look at the world through the curious eyes of children, to question objectives, to try things out and think differently.
Building and moving into his “intelligent home”, based on the model of Bill Gates. At that point of time, a smart home was absolutely innovative. Walter asked for support and help, but nobody was really able to assist him with his plans. So, he got it done on his own. With the fully automated, smart building, Walter was laying the foundation for his company’s future direction at the same time.
Walter decided to participate in a MBA program as a second education in 2011, which he graduated with “magna cum laude” in 2012. He enlarged and deepened his professional expertise with practical business knowledge.
During his MBA, Walter founded his company walterkreisel – HOMETEC and hired his first employee. The aim of his company was to provide other people with the same level of comfort and well-being as he and his family are enjoying in their home-based on renewable resources of course, with a minimal ecological footprint and lowest operational costs.
Together with Philipp Kreisel, Kurt Lengauer and Rajal Clemens, Walter became “Indoor Mountain Bike World Champion”. They started as a real outsider team, however, the team always followed their mutually agreed plans during the 24-hour race.
Another team success! In 2016, about 4,500 took part at the “MTB Salzkammergut Trophy”, one of the most challenging mountain bike competitions in Europe. Lukas Kaufmann, Alfred Schabauer and Walter were in the winner’s circle, reaching the phenomenal third place.
Due to the strong grow of his business, Walter restructured the company into a GmbH and established the division called KREISEL SYSTEMS as a cooperation partner of KREISEL ELECTRIC. The company demonstrated the potential of renewable energies in the stationary area with the development of AC chargers and innovative software solutions. In the same year, Walter and his team were assigned from KREISEL ELECTRIC to plan and implement the entire building concept of the
new high-tech research and development center. They developed a cutting-edge, self-sufficient and interconnected building automation system so that the building can run on power it generates by itself. The KREISEL ELECTRIC research and development center is one of the most innovative commercial buildings in Europe.
When he circumambulated Mount Kilimanjaro on his mountain bike, Walter developed a close relationship to Africa and it’s people. Back home, Walter decided to support the Karibu World Association – an NGO which runs orphanages in Africa and India and is closely working with the involving locals: “Each and every person on our planet, irrespective of origin, religion or gender, should get a chance for education and a life worth living”
The strategic partnership with the successful entrepreneur Johannes Weißengruber and the establishment of W & Kreisel GmbH marked an important milestone in the international expansion of the company.
Walter proactively rises to speak. And he is heard. He has a clear mission: to electrify the world – ideally, the whole one – with energy from renewable resources. On his way, he meets exciting and enriching personalities.
“Walter KREISEL is not only a successful entrepreneur and distinguished personality, but is also committed to sustainable projects in order to strive for nothing less than making the world a better place. Good on you, Walter, we need more people like you!”
„I met Walter while keynoting an event together. He is amazing at reading between the lines. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, I recognize Walter’s ability to think outside the box, and drive to focus on world-changing ideas. Great addition to any event!“
“Walter KREISEL is a visionary thinker with his feet firmly on the ground. He knows how to create tangible solutions to the great challenges of our time with regard to climate protection.
To be congratulated!“
“I met Walter at the Fast Forward Forum in St Tropez, he was my fellow keynote speaker in his field of expertise. I was very impressed with his lateral and forward thinking of renewable energy solutions that coincided with my own plant based ways of saving the planet by saving the environment. He was an excellent speaker and I look forward to working with him in the future to help with my worldwide vision of plant based only eco-factories.”
„Walter KREISEL hielt bei unserer Bundestagung vor rund 1000 jungen Unternehmern eine spannende Keynote zum Thema Innovation. Sein Vortrag war sowohl mitreißend als auch informativ und hat uns alle begeistert!“
“Walter is an amazing speaker – disruptive, entertaining, with a deep understanding of where the future will take us. We were delighted to have Walter speak at our WeAreDevelopers World Congress with more than 8,000 participants in Vienna. If you are looking for a high-level technologist, who can entertain and educate your audience, Walter is your man!”
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